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Exterior of Historic Daniel Boone Hotel in Whitesburg KYThe Daniel Boone Hotel in downtown Whitesburg, Kentucky, was built in 1911. The location enjoyed several decades of business, but closed in 1970. It was later used as office space until the early 1980s, but has been vacant since. For more than ten years, the town has been working to secure funding to repair and renovate the historic landmark. Progress was underway, and then just a few years ago, the roof caved in.

In 2018, local, state and federal funding was secured, and SSRG was brought on board to lead the reinforcement and renovation. The planning phase has been thorough and challenging, with redesigns required in order to satisfy the budget. Work is expected to begin in late August, and the full scope includes all standard stabilization tasks:

  • Demo
  • Clean up
  • Shoring
  • Concrete
  • Structural framing
  • Steel
  • Elevator
  • Masonry
  • Roof
  • Gutters and downspouts

The building is expected to return to its original purpose as a hotel, rejuvenating Whitesburg’s main street and bringing additional tourism to the county seat of Letcher County. The hotel is expected to include 44 guest rooms, meeting space, a restaurant, and local shops. Once underway, construction is expected to bring jobs and activity back to downtown Whitesburg.